A Jackson County, Ala., deputy was reportedly forced to shoot a man Thursday at a home in Bryant where authorities were called to investigate a domestic disturbance.
Just before dark on Thursday, deputies went to a home at 1541 County Road 291 where they found a mother and her daughter behind a truck, according to a news release.
As deputies talked with them, a man later identified as Jerry David Nunley, 44, walked out of the house with a weapon in each hand. Jackson County authorities say the deputies began giving verbal commands to Nunley to drop the weapon but he ignored them.
"Nunley then approached the deputies and threatened to kill them," the release states.
When Nunley raised one of the weapon, one of the deputies shot him.
Nunley was airlifted to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.
The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting and the results of that investigation will be presented to a Jackson County grand jury, authorities said.
There was no word on Nunley's condition.
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Ben Benton is a news reporter at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He covers Southeast Tennessee and previously covered North Georgia education. Ben has worked at the Times Free Press since November 2005, first covering Bledsoe and Sequatchie counties and later adding Marion, Grundy and other counties in the northern and western edges of the region to his coverage. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Tenn., a graduate of Bradley Central High School. Benton ...